Mandy: Be careful, that thing gave me a nasty little shock.
Wendy: Well, of course it did. This is the...
Hodges: Compliance yolk from the slavers of Serenidon. That's a classic.
Wendy: I know, right? (explains to Mandy) So the commander and his crew were basically forced into hard labor, right? By the planet's...
Wendy: ... disembodied rulers, yeah. And they make everybody wear one of these things around their necks.
Hodges: Yeah, and then if they don't follow orders they get shocked with this paralyzing pain. (goes to touch it)
Wendy: Hey, Hodges! You don't have gloves on. It hasn't been processed yet.
Wendy: Don't make me use this. (walks off)
Mandy: What, if anything else did you do growing up?
Hodges: Sneer if you wish, but science fiction has been the inspiration for many great technological breakthroughs.
Mandy: I'm not knockin' it. I love sci-fi. You know, especially that talking horse show, that was one of my favorites.
Hodges: Mr. Ed?
Hodges: Yeah, that's not science fiction.
Mandy: Sure it is. It involves an alternate universe in which a horse evolves a larynx.
Hodges: That's fantasy.
Mandy: No, fantasy is anything that travels faster than the speed of light, Hodges. Which is why, if Albert Einstein were alive, he'd slap your face.